At the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), graduate students are working towards enriching their careers. It’s clear that more candidates want to enroll in business school during this time, and there are several reasons why thousands have chosen this US public research institution.
As evidenced by its 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education, UMass Lowell’s firm grasp on e-learning — which far precedes the pandemic — is reaping rewards for its students today. Its graduate school builds upon 25 years of experience in delivering the Online MBA, which has significantly evolved in both size and expertise. Now, candidates may begin the programme during one of five entry points throughout the academic year and earn their MBA in as little as 12 months.
You decide when you start, when and where you attend classes, and when you graduate. This flexibility allows each student to design a programme that suits their schedule and career plan, making it ideal for working professionals and parents anywhere in the world.
MBA qualification at your fingertips
Delivered through UMass Lowell’s AACSB-accredited Manning School of Business, this programme is ranked as one of the best Online MBA programmes in the nation by US News & World Report 2021. Complementing the high-quality offering is a low price point that widens accessibility to more ambitious individuals. Poets & Quants described this Online MBA as a “fully remote, all-bells-and-whistles programme for just US $19,650” — the only programme among the 35 ranked that is below US $20,000.
“I chose UMass Lowell because of the quality of the classes and the education that you get. The value for the money — financially and educationally — made sense for me,” shares Trevin Price. “It’s very affordable, it’s something that’s achievable in a respectable amount of time, and it’s something that’s going to be respected by employers as I am looking to move up the ranks in the future.”
Choose to dive into one of nine concentrations: Accounting; Business Analytics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Healthcare; Information Technology; International Business; Managerial Leadership; or Marketing. Each prepares candidates for the multifaceted landscape of business; one that involves tech-savviness as much as leadership.
Harsh Mahnot says the marketing concentration courses in the MBA helped prepare him for the industry in many ways. “We explored real-world simulations and used the latest software programmes that employers are looking for. I left the programme fully versed in the industry’s cutting-edge tools, and my resume reflects that expertise,” he relates.
Global appeal, local support
Over 1,000 students are currently enrolled in the Online MBA; in spring, 341 of them were international students from 16 different countries. This diversity contributes to a rich culture of exchange and collaboration, as testified by graduate Kevin Chen. “The programme attracts students from all over the world from different backgrounds, different industries, and different countries. I had students in my courses from Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Russia. It really opens your eyes to different perspectives and approaches,” he comments.
At the core of this programme are dedicated faculty members with years of experience delivering courses on campus and online. The graduates they guide go on to be impactful project managers and business analysts; efficient managers of sales and operations; even creators and leaders of their own ventures.
Rusty Williams, who completed the Online MBA with a concentration in accounting, calls the experience “absolutely phenomenal.” “Having the online chat hour was so helpful, and the instructors really made the programme. They were available at all hours of the day, and they were so encouraging, nurturing and knowledgeable,” she shares.
Unlock the next chapter at UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell offers one of the largest selections of online programmes available through a traditional university, investing significant resources in academic technology, programme development, and faculty training to grow this impressive remote learning offering. As a result, the online programmes are equal in quality and opportunity to their on-campus equivalent. Online MBA candidates benefit from the same well-established support structures, graduating with the exact qualification as those in the traditional MBA.